They already did. They sell the sedan on the same platform as the Chevy SS.In the same vein as the Mustang LX being discussed, Chevrolet could use the existing Camaro chassis architecture to develop a small sedan/wagon/ute (with both 2 and 4 door models available for both the sedan and the wagon). Make it RWD (maybe with an AWD option) and offer a turbo 4, a V6 and V8 variants. Call it a Nova/El Camino if you want to attract the over-40 crowd. And, for Pete's sake, don't try to make it a luxury car!! I still think that's why the 'new' GTO failed to sell in the numbers GM hoped for.
Thanks for reinforcing my point, CrzRsn - but, I think you may have your GM & FCA cars switched... Alpha vs. AlfaThe SS actually is a Zeta platform car - same as the last Camaro. The current Camaro is an Alfa car which also underpins the CTS sedan, ATS sedan and ATS coupe.
At the time the SS was introduced it *was* on the same platform as the then-current Camaro. I stand by my statement that GM has already tried this idea. This was also tried earlier with the same car being badged as a Pontiac G8.The SS actually is a Zeta platform car - same as the last Camaro. The current Camaro is an Alfa car which also underpins the CTS sedan, ATS sedan and ATS coupe.
I certainly can't agree with you on this. GM half-assed the idea, offering a single body style (4-door sedan) on the G8 with styling that looked like everyone else's mid-size car and that came with an interior that tried to represent itself as a sporty luxury sedan.I stand by my statement that GM has already tried this idea. This was also tried earlier with the same car being badged as a Pontiac G8.
My mid-range rep-mobile Ford Sierra had a telescopic steering wheel 26 years ago. How is it possible that a Mustang GT doesn't have it now?Heated steering wheels IN ALL CARS and telescoping wheel in my Mustang, I have finally found a happy middle ground between where my legs are and where my arms are but if I could pull the wheel towards myself like 1/4" I would be so happy.
Airbags and 'safety column' legislation contributed to the delay. For a lot of designs, the designer must choose between tilt and telescope on the column for both engineering and budget reasons. A steering column that is safe to stick an airbag on top of but that also meets the 'safety' collapsing energy absorbing mandate is already not cheap or simple. Adding a hinge to get it to tilt adds complexity and size, not to mention expense. Adding a telescope mechanism to it while still balancing between the energy-absorption requirement and the airbag mounting requirement is also an expensive and complex task that increases the size of the column. Adding both while still being compliant may not be possible at a given price point for a given car - or alternately, the significantly larger column mechanism may not fit.My mid-range rep-mobile Ford Sierra had a telescopic steering wheel 26 years ago. How is it possible that a Mustang GT doesn't have it now?